Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference
with Sonic Art Meeting Group (SAMG)
7th – 8th July 2007
Hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University
Contents: News | Call for Paticipation |
Programme | Keynotes | Registration | Dates | Committee |
Accommodation | Venue
Call for Participation
The Digital Music Research Network is pleased to announce their summer
conference hosted by Leeds Metropolitan University, 7th – 8th
July 2007, welcoming keynote speakers:
- Trevor Wishart, University of Durham
- Dylan Menzies, De Montfort University
This year’s conference is run in association with the Sonic Art
Meeting Group and will feature:
- Music by Trevor Wishart, Adrian Moore, Peter Batchelor, Robert
MacKay and Nikos Stavropoulos, amongst others
- Paper sessions by Matthew Atkins, PerMagnus Lindborg, Rick
Nance, Ian Gibson, amongst others
- The M2 Diffusion System, The University of Sheffield
- The 60 x 60 Project, UK Mix
Audio Installation “Call Centre”
- Technical demonstrations
Registration costs include: entrance to all presentations, delegate
packs, refreshments and meals (Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch):
£ 35: standard fee for all participants (including presenters).
25: members of Sonic Art Meeting Group (SAMG)
(SAMG members must have registered prior to 1st March 2007)
35 Free places:
We are placed to announce that the Innovation Showcase
at Leeds Metropolitan University have kindly offered to sponsor 35
free places. These will
be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Those wishing to
apply should e-mail: email@example.com
For the detailed programme, please download
Musical Chemistry: Digital Signal Processing
as an Aesthetic pursuit
Space: The Final
Frontier. Spatial Sound from Blumlein to Daniel and Beyond
Call for Submissions
[Submission is now closed]
This year the DMRN Summer Conference 2007 will run in association with
the SAMG. This collaboration will promote the integration of arts and
science-based disciplines including those directed at sonic art performance.
Call for Paper Abstracts
The Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference 2007 would
like to invite contributions addressing the following topics:
- Sound synthesis
- Audio analysis
- Signal processing tools
- Music data structures and representations
- Human computer interfacing
for music and audio
- Digital music content generation
- Musicology, analysis and performance
- Aesthetic approaches to
- Psychoacoustics, perception, cognition
of music and audio
Submissions will initially take the form of an abstract of between 300
- 500 words. Authors will be invited to present their work either by
oral presentation (20 minutes) or as a poster. The conference committee
will decide this allocation; however, authors may specify a preference
when submitting their abstract.
Abstracts should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no
later than Monday
23rd April 2007. Please include contact details and list affiliated
institutions where applicable. Successful contributors will be notified
7th May 2007.
Authors will then be asked to submit a camera-ready version of their
paper (in PDF format) by Monday 4th June 2007. A template document will
be available for the final papers. Final PDF submissions should not exceed
Call for Music
The Digital Music Research Network (DMRN) Summer Conference 2007 call
for works is now open.
The conference aims to promote pieces by established and emerging composers
that work in the field of digital music. Chosen works will be performed
in concert through a multi-channel system driven by M2 diffusion software.
Selected composers are expected to attend the conference to perform their
work and contribute to the wider networking aims of the event.
Submissions should take the following format and fulfill all conditions
in order to be eligible:
Submission should be in the form of an audio CD. The duration of the
work should be no less than 5 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes.
Each submission should be accompanied by a short technical description
of requirements for the performance, a short biography of the composer
(max 150 words), program notes (max 150 words), and the composer’s
Multi-channel works (up to 8 discrete Channels)
Submission should be both in data CD (44.1 KHz, 16 bit .wav or .aiff)
and in stereo audio CD. The duration of the work should be no less than
5 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes. Each submission should be accompanied
by a short technical description of requirements for the performance,
speaker configuration diagram, a short biography of the composer (max
150 words), program notes (max 150 words), and the composer’s contact
Mixed works (Instrument and Tape / Live electronics)
Submission should be in the form of an audio CD featuring a recording
of the work, (including any live parts) and a score where appropriate.
The duration of the work should be no less than 5 minutes and no longer
than 15 minutes. Each submission should be accompanied by a detailed
technical description of requirements for the performance, speaker configuration
diagram, a short biography of the composer (max 150 words), program notes
(max 150 words), and the composer’s contact details. Please note
that DMRN is unable to provide performers or cover performer’s
costs for this event.
Selection of multi-channel and mixed works will be subject to technical
requirements and resources.
All materials should be sent to:
Digital Music Research Network Summer Conference
Leeds Metropolitan University
Room 211, Caedmon Hall
Materials must be received by 23 April 2007. Successful
contributors will be notified by the 7th of May 2007.
To register, please complete and return the Booking Form and Payment
Registration costs include: entrance to all presentations,
delegate packs, refreshments and meals (Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday
£ 35: standard fee for all participants (including presenters).
£ 25: members of Sonic Art Meeting Group (SAMG)
(SAMG members must have registered
prior to 1st March 2007)
23 April 2007 : Submission deadline for both papers
7 May 2007: Notification of acceptance
4 June 2007: Deadline for camera-ready papers
7th & 8th July 2007: Conference
Ian Gibson (email@example.com)
Adam Stansbie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nikos Stavropoulos (email@example.com)
The Digital Music Research Network Summer Conference 2007 will be held
at the distinguished Headingley Campus in the North of the city. It
is a peaceful, secure and friendly environment only a few minutes from
the world-famous Headingley cricket ground with a host of facilities
together on one site: café, bar, the Students' Union, cash points,
bookshop and travel agency. The conference facilities are housed in
historical buildings, housing state-of-the-art information technology,
lecture theatres and laboratories.
Leeds and surrounding area
Historically an industrial town of textiles
and engineering, Leeds has successfully adapted itself to a changing
world, investing in finance,
leisure, culture and digital media. It balances its historical heritage
with life as a vibrant modern city: refurbished arcades, theatres,
squares, and waterfronts provide visitors and residents with a rich
variety of eating, shopping and cultural experiences.
It is also one
of the greenest cities in England, boasting acres of public parks and
gardens, among them, Beckett Park. Once part
of the estate
of Kirkstall Abbey, it is now home to Leeds Metropolitan University,
and will provide a scenic backdrop to our conference.
the North West edge of the city, Headingley Campus is ideally placed
for access to the Yorkshire Dales, with their stunning
and picturesque villages. The famous Ilkley Moor is only half an
hour away and within an hour you can be in the heart of the Dales,
conference offers an ideal opportunity to explore this delightful
part of Northern England.
From Leeds City Centre to Headingley Campus
From the M621 follow Meadow
Rd, Victoria Rd and Neville St to City Square. This is City Centre Loop
junction 1. Follow the signs to "Universities" or "Headingley".
As you reach the Civic Hall, and before you come to the Leeds Met Calverley
Street buildings, turn right onto Portland Way. At the top of Portland
Way, turn left onto the A660. Continue on the A660 for about 4 miles.
After passing Headingley and the Arndale shopping centre, Headingley
Campus (or Beckett Park Campus as it used to be called) is signposted
to your left. If you have reached the Ring Road you better turn round
at the large roundabout because you have gone too far!
is in the North of Leeds. If you are coming from the north of Yorkshire
simply follow Leeds and then signs to Headingley.
Fom the A660 (Otley Road) you will find that Headingley Campus (or
Beckett Park Campus as it used to be called) is signposted to your right.
you have reached Headingley and you are heading towards the centre
of Leeds you better turn round because you have gone too far!
to Leeds City Centre
Leeds is well served by motorway, with links from
the M1 and M62.
From the north: A1-A58.
From the east: M62 to J29, then M621 to J3.
From the south/south-east: M1 to J43, then M621 to J3.
From the south-west: M62 to J27, then M621 to J3.
From the west: A65 via Kirkstall.
From the north-west: A660 via Headingley.
Routes around the city
The Inner Ring Road is designed to route traffic
away from the centre of Leeds. The main stretch runs in a semi-circle
from west (A58(M))
to east (A64(M)). In the west, it connects with the M621 J2
via the Armley
Gyratory and A643; in the east, it connects with M621 J4 via
The City Centre Loop allows traffic to flow clockwise around
the City Centre, without having to enter it. Junction 1, City Square,
one that motorway traffic from the south will feed into.
Yorkshire Tourist Information
Leeds City Station
New Station Street
Telephone: 0113 242 5242
40 -50 Wellington Street
Leeds LS1 2DE
Telephone: 0113 251 7272
Enquiries: 0113 245 7676
Railtrack Leeds Station
Leeds City Station
New Station Street
Rail Enquiries: 0845 748 4950
Approximately 8 miles
north of Headingley Campus
Telephone: 0113 250 9696